Filming Location Matching "Motion Picture Center Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. M (1951)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.8
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In this Americanization of the 1931 German thriller, both the police and the criminal underworld stalk a mysterious killer who preys on small children.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: David Wayne, Howard Da Silva, Martin Gabel, Luther Adler

Votes: 1,498

2. The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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A ferocious dinosaur awakened by an Arctic atomic test terrorizes the North Atlantic and, ultimately, New York City.

Director: Eugène Lourié | Stars: Paul Hubschmid, Paula Raymond, Cecil Kellaway, Kenneth Tobey

Votes: 6,304 | Gross: $5.00M

3. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Mystery

8.2
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Bud and Lou are unemployed actors living in Mr. Fields' boarding house. Lou's girlfriend Hillary lives across the hall. Any premise would lead to slapstick, puns, lots of gimmicks from their movies.

Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Sid Fields, Gordon Jones

Votes: 982

4. Woman on the Run (1950)

Not Rated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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Frank Johnson flees police after becoming an eyewitness to murder. He is pursued around scenic San Francisco by his wife, a reporter, the police, and - the murderer.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Dennis O'Keefe, Robert Keith, John Qualen

Votes: 2,451

5. The Prowler (1951)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.2
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When Susan Gilvray reports a prowler outside her house police officer Webb Garwood investigates and sparks fly. If only her husband wasn't in the way.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Van Heflin, Evelyn Keyes, John Maxwell, Katherine Warren

Votes: 2,685

6. The Blue Gardenia (1953)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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A telephone operator ends up drunk and at the mercy of a cad in his apartment. The next morning she wakes up with a hangover and the terrible fear she may be a murderess.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Anne Baxter, Richard Conte, Ann Sothern, Raymond Burr

Votes: 4,211

7. Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)

Not Rated | 113 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.5
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The charismatic swordsman-poet helps another woo the woman he loves in this straightforward version of the play.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: José Ferrer, Mala Powers, William Prince, Morris Carnovsky

Votes: 3,380

8. Rancho Notorious (1952)

Approved | 89 min | Western

7.0
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After the murder of his fiancée, a Wyoming ranch hand sets out to find her killer.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Arthur Kennedy, Mel Ferrer, Gloria Henry

Votes: 3,573

9. Wicked Woman (1953)

Approved | 77 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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Drifting floozy Billie Nash gets a bar job where she seduces the owner's husband by convincing him to defraud his drunkard wife in order to elope together to Mexico but a sleazy neighbor with designs on Billie jeopardizes her plans.

Director: Russell Rouse | Stars: Beverly Michaels, Richard Egan, Percy Helton, Evelyn Scott

Votes: 369

10. The Moon Is Blue (1953)

M/PG | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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Two aging playboys are both after the same attractive young woman, but she fends them off by claiming that she plans to remain a virgin until her wedding night. Both men determine to find a way around her objections.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: William Holden, David Niven, Maggie McNamara, Tom Tully

Votes: 1,949

11. Red Planet Mars (1952)

Approved | 87 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

4.9
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An American scientist is able to contact and communicate with Mars with shattering political, economic, and spiritual repercussions.

Director: Harry Horner | Stars: Peter Graves, Andrea King, Herbert Berghof, Walter Sande

Votes: 1,065

12. Ruby Gentry (1952)

82 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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A sexy but poor young girl marries a rich man she doesn't love, but carries a torch for another man.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Charlton Heston, Karl Malden, Tom Tully

Votes: 1,236

13. Ruthless (1948)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

6.9
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A poor boy who saved a rich girl from drowning is adopted by her family but he grows into a money-hungry ruthless businessman who would step on others to get to the top of the social ladder.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Zachary Scott, Louis Hayward, Diana Lynn, Sydney Greenstreet

Votes: 937

14. Cry Danger (1951)

Passed | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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Ex-con Rocky Mulloy seeks the real culprit in the crime for which he was framed in a night world of deceptive dames and double crosses.

Director: Robert Parrish | Stars: Dick Powell, Rhonda Fleming, Richard Erdman, William Conrad

Votes: 1,956

15. The Second Woman (1950)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.4
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In flashback from a 'Rebecca'-style beginning: Ellen Foster, visiting her aunt on the California coast, meets neighbor Jeff Cohalan and his ultramodern clifftop house. Ellen is strongly ... See full summary »

Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Robert Young, Betsy Drake, John Sutton, Florence Bates

Votes: 889

16. The Star (1952)

Passed | 89 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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A washed-up movie queen finds romance, but still desires a comeback.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Bette Davis, Sterling Hayden, Natalie Wood, Warner Anderson

Votes: 2,973

17. Pickup (1951)

Approved | 78 min | Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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Low-budget, tabloid-lurid story with high camp value of older man falling for much younger beauty who's busy figuring out how she can kill him now that they're married. Nasty verbal ... See full summary »

Director: Hugo Haas | Stars: Hugo Haas, Beverly Michaels, Allan Nixon, Howland Chamberlain

Votes: 242

18. Forever, Darling (1956)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.4
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Susan and Lorenzo have been married for over five years and they are starting to drift apart. So into her life comes an angel, which only Susan can see, to tell her that there will be ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, James Mason, Louis Calhern

Votes: 791

19. He Ran All the Way (1951)

Approved | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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Nick and his partner Al stage a payroll holdup. Al is shot and Nick kills a policeman. Nick hides out at a public pool, where he meets Peg Dobbs. They go back to her apartment and he forces her family to hide him from the police manhunt.

Director: John Berry | Stars: John Garfield, Shelley Winters, Wallace Ford, Selena Royle

Votes: 1,682

20. Prehistoric Women (1950)

Approved | 74 min | Adventure, Fantasy

2.8
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A civilization of gorgeous cavewomen abduct men for mating purposes. One of their victims is Engor, who seems to be smarter than the rest of the men. He discovers fire, battles a monstrous ... See full summary »

Director: Gregg G. Tallas | Stars: Laurette Luez, Allan Nixon, Joan Shawlee, Judy Landon

Votes: 464

21. Borderline (1950)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.1
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Two undercover agents infiltrate a drug-smuggling ring in Mexico, but neither is aware of the other's identity.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Claire Trevor, Raymond Burr, José Torvay

Votes: 1,000

22. The Cariboo Trail (1950)

Approved | 81 min | Western

6.0
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Montanans Jim Redfern and Mike Evans head into Canada's British Columbia via the Cariboo Trail intent to raise cattle and dig for gold but find trouble instead.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Randolph Scott, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Bill Williams, Karin Booth

Votes: 531

23. Donovan's Brain (1953)

Approved | 84 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

6.0
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Dr. Patrick "Pat" J. Cory is researching brains with his assistant and friend Dr. Frank Schratt and his wife Janice Cory through experiments with monkeys in a laboratory in his house. When ... See full summary »

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Lew Ayres, Gene Evans, Nancy Reagan, Steve Brodie

Votes: 1,302

24. The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)

Approved | 77 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.4
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Biography of Jackie Robinson, the first black major league baseball player in the 20th century. Traces his career in the negro leagues and the major leagues.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Jackie Robinson, Ruby Dee, Minor Watson, Louise Beavers

Votes: 1,006

25. Roses Are Red (1947)

Approved | 67 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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A paroled convict who bears a striking resemblance to the local District Attorney is hired by the mob to impersonate him, while the real District Attorney is kidnapped and held captive at a secret location.

Director: James Tinling | Stars: Don Castle, Peggy Knudsen, Patricia Knight, Joe Sawyer

Votes: 123

26. The Fireball (1950)

Approved | 84 min | Drama

5.7
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Johnny runs away from Father O'Hara's orphanage and becomes a roller skating star with the help of Mary Reeves. He becomes involved with women, including Polly, who only love him because he... See full summary »

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Pat O'Brien, Beverly Tyler, James Brown

Votes: 235

27. Shed No Tears (1948)

Passed | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.4
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A wife convinces her husband to fake his death so they can collect on the life insurance. However, he doesn't know that she has been having an affair for some time, and she has plans for the money - and they don't include him.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Wallace Ford, June Vincent, Mark Roberts, Frank Albertson

Votes: 242

28. Three Husbands (1950)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy

5.9
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When a recently deceased playboy gets to heaven and is granted one wish--granted to all newcomers--he requests that he be able to see the reactions of three husbands, with whom he regularly... See full summary »

Director: Irving Reis | Stars: Eve Arden, Ruth Warrick, Vanessa Brown, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 158

29. Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd (1952)

Approved | 70 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

5.9
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Rocky and Puddin' Head are waiting tables at an inn on Tortuga when a letter given them by Lady Jane for delivery to Martingale gets switched with a treasure map. Kidd and Bonney kidnap them to Skull Island to find said treasure.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Charles Laughton, Hillary Brooke

Votes: 1,918

30. The Well (1951)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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A small, racially-mixed American town succumbs to violence and utter mayhem after a white man suspected of kidnapping a missing black girl is released by the white authority.

Directors: Leo C. Popkin, Russell Rouse | Stars: Gwendolyn Laster, Richard Rober, Maidie Norman, George Hamilton

Votes: 600

31. The Steel Trap (1952)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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A Los Angeles bank assistant-manager devises a plan to steal money from the bank's vault and to flee to Brazil with his unsuspecting wife.

Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Teresa Wright, Jonathan Hale, Walter Sande

Votes: 860

32. The Highwayman (1951)

82 min | Adventure

6.9
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The Highwayman himself is an aristocrat who leads a party of associates to hold up the well-to-do and distribute their takings to the needy. This campaign is broadened when they discover ... See full summary »

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Philip Friend, Charles Coburn, Wanda Hendrix, Cecil Kellaway

Votes: 64

33. Champagne for Caesar (1950)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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In order to get even with the pompous president of a soap company, an eccentric genius goes on his quiz show in order to bankrupt his company.

Director: Richard Whorf | Stars: Ronald Colman, Celeste Holm, Vincent Price, Barbara Britton

Votes: 925

34. World for Ransom (1954)

Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

5.8
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In Singapore, a private detective and the British authorities are on the trail of a crime syndicate that kidnaps a nuclear physicist with the aim of selling him to the highest bidder.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Dan Duryea, Gene Lockhart, Patric Knowles, Reginald Denny

Votes: 335

35. Lady in the Iron Mask (1952)

78 min | Adventure

6.3
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A female version of the man in the iron mask. In this version the mask is put on a princess (patricia medina) rather than a prince as in the original book by Alexander Dumas.

Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Louis Hayward, Patricia Medina, Alan Hale Jr., Judd Holdren

Votes: 46

36. Japanese War Bride (1952)

Approved | 91 min | Drama

6.9
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Korean War veteran returns home to rural Salinas, California with his new Japanese wife, whom he met at a war hospital. The couple are forced to deal with the sometimes subtle, sometimes ... See full summary »

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Shirley Yamaguchi, Don Taylor, Cameron Mitchell, Marie Windsor

Votes: 91

37. Jennifer (1953)

Not Rated | 73 min | Mystery

6.0
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Agnes Langsley gets a job, through Jim Hollis, as caretaker of an old and vacated estate. The owner's cousin, Jennifer, was the last occupant and mysteriously disappeared. Agnes soon begins... See full summary »

Director: Joel Newton | Stars: Ida Lupino, Howard Duff, Robert Nichols, Mary Shipp

Votes: 276

38. The Girl on the Bridge (1951)

Not Rated | 76 min | Drama

6.6
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An elderly watchmaker stops a beautiful young blonde from committing suicide by throwing herself off a bridge. They eventually marry, and things go well until a man from the woman's ... See full summary »

Director: Hugo Haas | Stars: Hugo Haas, Beverly Michaels, Robert Dane, Anthony Jochim

Votes: 118

39. Loan Shark (1952)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.4
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At the request of factory owners and union leaders, a tough ex-con infiltrates a gang of loan sharks who are preying on financially desperate factory workers.

Director: Seymour Friedman | Stars: George Raft, Dorothy Hart, Paul Stewart, John Hoyt

Votes: 330

40. The San Francisco Story (1952)

Passed | 80 min | Western

6.3
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In 1856, San Francisco is the scene of political battles between criminal organizations led by corrupt politicians and Vigilantes Committees formed by honest citizens.

Director: Robert Parrish | Stars: Joel McCrea, Yvonne De Carlo, Sidney Blackmer, Richard Erdman

Votes: 239

41. Open Secret (1948)

Approved | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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Newlyweds come to visit groom's friend, only to discover him missing; and their investigation uncovers evidence of a ring of anti-semites terrorizing the neighborhood.

Director: John Reinhardt | Stars: John Ireland, Jane Randolph, Sheldon Leonard, Roman Bohnen

Votes: 158

42. A Bullet Is Waiting (1954)

Approved | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

5.6
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After crashing their small plane in the wilderness, a sheriff deputy and his prisoner take shelter at an isolated farm.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Rory Calhoun, Jean Simmons, Stephen McNally, Brian Aherne

Votes: 227

43. The Iroquois Trail (1950)

Approved | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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Hawkeye, an American scout, helps the British side in the French and Indian War, aided by his Indian blood brother Sagamore.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: George Montgomery, Brenda Marshall, Glenn Langan, Paul Cavanagh

Votes: 104

44. The Moonlighter (1953)

Approved | 78 min | Western

5.8
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A cattle herder turned rustler runs from a lynch mob and falls, again, for an ex-lover.

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Ward Bond, William Ching

Votes: 431

45. The Groom Wore Spurs (1951)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy

5.4
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An attorney is hired to keep a dumb cowboy out of trouble.

Director: Richard Whorf | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Jack Carson, Joan Davis, Stanley Ridges

Votes: 221

46. Chicago Calling (1951)

75 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.1
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A poor father makes monumental efforts to get money to keep his phone installed, so he can get word on his critically injured little daughter.

Director: John Reinhardt | Stars: Dan Duryea, Mary Anderson, Gordon Gebert, Ross Elliott

Votes: 189

47. Thy Neighbor's Wife (1953)

77 min | Crime, Drama

5.8
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Suspicious Raphael Vojnar, a Moravian village judge, makes his young wife Barbara witness the public humiliation of an unfaithful wife who is bound with ropes to a wooden half-cross. He ... See full summary »

Director: Hugo Haas | Stars: Cleo Moore, Hugo Haas, Ken Carlton, Kathleen Hughes

Votes: 20

48. Actors and Sin (1952)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

5.3
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Two-part story--the first is about a washed-up Broadway actor and his tough daughter, who is a bigger star than he is; the second is about a literary agent whose newest client--a ... See full summary »

Directors: Ben Hecht, Lee Garmes | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Eddie Albert, Marsha Hunt, Dan O'Herlihy

Votes: 115

49. The Scarf (1951)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.8
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A man believe to have murdered a woman, escapes from the insane asylum to find if he was the one to actually kill her using the scarf she was wearing.

Director: Ewald André Dupont | Stars: John Ireland, Mercedes McCambridge, James Barton, Emlyn Williams

Votes: 349

50. The Fighter (1952)

Not Rated | 78 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Sport

6.1
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In Mexico, a young boxer uses his winnings to buy guns to avenge his family's murder.

Director: Herbert Kline | Stars: Richard Conte, Vanessa Brown, Lee J. Cobb, Frank Silvera

Votes: 95


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